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Self-driving cars have overcome another regulatory hurdle as U.S. vehicle regulators say that the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving car can be the legal driver. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) told this to Google’s self-driving car unit in a letter after the tech company submitted plans for a self-driving car that has “no […]

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Porsche has no plans to join in the self-driving car race. “One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself,” said Chief Executive Oliver Blume in an interview with Westfalen-Blatt. “An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road,” said Blume, stressing that Porsche does not need to team up with any major tech companies […]

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Google and Apple are further along with their car projects than Daimler’s CEO Dieter Zetsche originally assumed. Zetsche told German weekly Welt am Sonntag that in his recent visit to Silicon Valley, he found that both tech giants “can do more and know more than we had previously assumed.” He also added that both companies […]

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The U.S. government has pledged to offer around $3.9 billion over the next 10 years to help get self-driving cars into the hands of American consumers. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the funding in Detroit this week, also pledging that U.S. lawmakers will help to refine regulations to clear the way of roadblocks. The money […]

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Self-driving car prototypes could have caused numerous accidents if human drivers didn’t intervene. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has released autonomous vehicle disengagement reports, detailing how often autonomous technology failed during testing, leading to a human driver needing to intervene. Google, one of the biggest companies at the forefront of self-driving cars, reported […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced that it will launch over 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology in the next four years. The technology will be installed on mainstream, mass-market vehicles at affordable prices and will be available in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China markets through 2020. The Alliance will also focus on launching a […]

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Ford and Google are in discussions that may lead to plans for Ford to build autonomous cars for Google. According to a report published yesterday by Automotive News, sources with knowledge of the project said the two companies have been in negotiations “for a long time,” and an announcement regarding the venture could come as […]

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Google is planning to turn its self-driving car division into a standalone company next year. The new company will also offer rides for hire, challenging Uber and Lyft with its fleet of self-driving cars. The new standalone business will fall under the Alphabet Inc. corporate umbrella, a person briefed on the strategy recently told Bloomberg. […]

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At the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, Volvo debuted an interior design concept that previews its self-driving vehicles. The Volvo Concept 26 is the first autonomous drive interior built on an existing vehicle platform and, according to the Swedish automaker, it “represents a new way of thinking about how luxury autonomous cars will integrate into daily […]

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Volvo is previewing the interface for its self-driving cars, and wants to make sure it is as user friendly as possible. Called the IntelliSafe Auto Pilot interface, Volvo designed it to be simple and intuitive with the autonomous mode activated and deactivated with specially designed paddles on the steering wheel. Showing off a safe and […]

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